Driving a car can be really dangerous. Therefore, car manufacturers and governments take precautions to help make drivers and passengers safer. Car companies do this by installing safety features like airbags and seat belts. State and local governments do this by setting speed limits and passing other safety regulations that all drivers should follow.
Sadly, many drivers fail to follow traffic laws and end up driving dangerously. By failing to follow these rules, these drivers are acting negligently and putting others' safety at risk.
Many suspect that a recent accident was caused by a speeding driver. According to reports, the accident occurred in south Nashville when a van and pickup truck crashed. Local residents say that drivers frequently speed along this stretch road -- Hamilton Church Road in Priest Lake.
Investigators are still trying to determine why this particular accident occurred. Right now, it is believed that the cars were traveling in opposite lanes when one of the swerved into the eastbound lane and hit the other. Witnesses report seeing debris all over the roadway and say the airbags had deployed. The wreck involved three people -- the two drivers were both injured and sent to local hospitals.
In cases where speed or other negligent behavior causes a car accident, negligent drivers can be held responsible for the damage caused. Car accident victims can receive compensation for their injuries including for their medical expenses and lost wages. This compensation can be vital to their recovery. A full accident investigation of the accident is often necessary to determine why the accident occurred and if negligence played a role.
Source: WKRN-TV, "Minivan, truck collide in south Nashville," Nadia Ramdass, Nov. 5, 2014